New Year, Same You
Whenever we think about the New Year, we tend to think about resolutions.
We resolve to eat less, exercise more or quit that bad habit once and for all.
We want to make this next year better than the last, but therein lies the problem: we don’t give ourselves enough credit!
What about all of the awesome things that we accomplished last year? What about all of the good habits that we picked up? What about the fun things that we did that we would like to do more of?
Instead of looking back at this past year and berating ourselves over our shortcomings, why not take note of our successes and spend our time replicating them?!
Try asking yourself the following questions:
1) When did I feel my healthiest this past year? What was I doing to make that possible?
2) What was my biggest work-related success last year? What would it take to accomplish something of that caliber again?
3) When did I feel the most at ease in regards to my relationships? Who was I with and what were we up to?
Finally (and most importantly), scour your memory for the moments when you felt truly happy last year. What was your mindset like at the time and how did it contribute to that feeling?
The New Year doesn’t need to be a time to lament what you did wrong last year. Instead, it’s a fantastic opportunity to explore where you thrived!